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System Requirements for MineSight Software

Ensure smooth system operation

Operating System Requirements:

  • Microsoft Windows 7 (Recommended)
  • Microsoft Windows 8 (Supported)
  • Microsoft Windows Vista™ Business with Service Pack 2 (Supported)
  • Microsoft Windows 10 (Supported in September 2015 DVD versions and later)
    Note: MSSP is not supported in Windows 10
    • A note about memory - MineSight strongly recommends using 64-bit. Support for 32-bit will end Dec. 31, 2016.
      • We now offer a new 64-bit version of MineSight 3D.

 

Recommended Hardware

Processor: Intel® Core i7 or similar1
Memory: 32 bit - 4 GB of RAM
64 bit2 – 16+ GB (32 GB for optimal performance)2
Hard Disk: 300+ GB 7200 rpm HDD or SSD
Graphics Card: Minimum - OpenGL 1.1 or later compliant graphics card (NVidia®)
For use with xViewer minimum is OpenGL 3.3 compliant card, recommended is
NVidia® Quadro Series with greater than OpenGL 3.3 support
Display: 1920 x 1080 resolution or higher, dual monitors recommended
Other: DVD-ROM drive (required for MineSight updates) USB port (required for the MineSight security key)

 

Required Software: (not included)

  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2012 Express (recommended)3
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2008 R2 Express (supported)
  • Microsoft® SQL Server 2014 Express (supported)

Recommended Software: (not included)

  • Microsoft® Excel®
  • Adobe® Reader
  • Web browser or FTP product (Required to download the MineSight updates)

1 Users will see benefits of multicore and 64-bit architectures for selected components of MineSight.
2 Contact sales for additional license requirements to use 64 bit MineSight programs.
3 Users will see performance benefits of Standard/Enterprise versions of Microsoft® SQL Server when dealing with large databases. Microsoft ® SQL Server 2012 and 2014 have been verified with MineSight 2016 Release 1 and later.

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Senior MineSight Specialist Ernesto Vivas and Luis Zozaya, Chief Engineer, Cobre del Mayo, discuss how the alignment of mine planning with operation has dramatically improved performance at the Piedras Verdes mine.